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  • Clarence Thomas vs Anita Hill: She's still telling the truth

    Clarence Thomas vs Anita Hill: She's still telling the truth
    The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a closeup of a telephone and a bizarre voice message: “Good morning, Anita Hill. It’s Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider...
  • Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage

    Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s pitch to women in his State of the Union address Tuesday night was, without question, an opening shot in the 2014 contests. At a time when Republicans have struggled to build support among women, Obama's pledge to...
  • Md. should adopt shared child custody as ideal [Letter]

    Maryland House Bill 687 created a commission to hold public hearings as part of the process for studying child custody issues in Maryland. The public hearings have been a success with dozens of citizens testifying in support of a rebuttal presumption of...
  • Drought plan unveiled by Senate Democrats

    After vowing to block a GOP plan to help farmers deal with the California drought, congressional Democrats have now unveiled their own drought proposal – a more modest proposal that would not suspend any state or federal environmental laws. The...
  • In parched Central Valley, a message of aid and a warning from Obama

    In parched Central Valley, a message of aid and a warning from Obama
    FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
  • U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link

    U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link
    A major downtown project aimed at closing one of the most frustrating gaps in Los Angeles' rapidly expanding rail network moved a step closer to reality Thursday when federal officials signed an agreement to provide $670 million in funding. At a...
  • Immigrant groups complain of 'icebox' detention cells

    Immigrant groups complain of 'icebox' detention cells
    TUCSON — For months, even in the 100-degree-plus desert heat, Alejandro Castear always grabbed a heavy sweater when he left his southern Arizona home. The sweater wasn't to wear, he says, but to fend off chilling memories of his time in a freezing...
  • Davis, Democrats sneak past inconvenient realities of abortion

    Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman's right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a...
  • More campaigns pit one political party against itself

    The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility. Four of California's Democrats in...
  • California's Democratic politicians: The logjam cracks, soon to break

    The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...
  • Field guide to departing lawmakers -- and possible successors

    Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...